Teriyaki Chicken

Teriyaki is a classic Japanese dish (usually chicken or beef) that has been marinated in a sauce made of soy sauce, sake, sugar, ginger, and seasonings before being cooked. You can make your own sauce, but here we use a store-bought version.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 2 hours 20 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 1 1⁄2 lbs.)
  • 1⁄2 cup teriyaki sauce
  • 1⁄3 cup olive oil
  • 1⁄3 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. bottled minced ginger
  • 1⁄4 tsp. salt
  • 1⁄8 tsp. ground black pepper


  • Rinse the chicken breasts and pat dry. Cut a few diagonal slits in the chicken to allow the marinade to penetrate.
  • In a large bowl or resealable plastic bag, whisk together the teriyaki sauce, olive oil, lemon juice, minced ginger, salt, and pepper. Reserve 1⁄4 cup to use as a basting sauce. Add the chicken to the bowl or bag and coat with marinade. Place in the refrigerator for 2 hours, turning occasionally to ensure the chicken is completely coated in the marinade.
  • Preheat the grill.
  • Grill the chicken until it is cooked through (10 to 15 minutes), turning every 5 minutes and basting with the reserved marinade.